The Orchard has acquired US distribution rights for The Young Karl Marx. The film was directed, produced and co-written by Academy Award nominee Raoul Peck. Starring August Diehl, Stefan Konarske and Vicky Krieps, The Young Karl Marx is planned for a theatrical release this fall.
A historical tale of friendship and passion, the story traces the footsteps of legendary Karl Marx through the Socialist movement and founding of the Communist League, as it originated in Paris during the 19th century. The forward thinking of Marx, his wife Jenny and industrialist friend Friedrich Engels, sparks fear in a society seemingly unequipped of change. The team take on a world-wide battle for the oppressed aiming to encourage revolution by questioning everything society has come to accept.
Regarding his inspiration behind the film Peck states:
“A few years back, while the world was going through yet another financial crisis, I felt the need to go back to the basics: The analysis of the violent capitalist society we are still embedded in, through these three young Europeans of wealthy families (Karl, Friedrich and Jenny) who decided to change this utterly unequal world. And they eventually did; though not the way they imagined it. I am thrilled to be working with The Orchard to bring the film to the American audience later this year.”
The Orchard is very excited to distribute the fantastic film. See more in the full press release here.